Mayor Dailey Addresses Tallahassee’s Economy, Firefighters at NEBA Meeting

Mayor Dailey Addresses Tallahassee’s Economy, Firefighters at NEBA Meeting

On February 27th, the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates held their monthly meeting, hosting Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey and Leon County Chair Carolyn Cummings. Dailey addressed the economic future of Tallahassee and the ongoing negotiations between the City and the Fire Department. Dailey responded to comments that were recently made by Florida Chamber of […]

Leon County Commissioners Discuss Positions on Trespassing Ordinance

Leon County Commissioners Discuss Positions on Trespassing Ordinance

On February 20th, the Leon County Commissioners held a lengthy discussion during their business meeting regarding an ordinance that would prohibit unauthorized solicitation on private property and allow law enforcement to enforce the prohibition on private property with signage posted. Seldom do all commissioners weigh-in on an issue. However, the proposed ordinance resulted in a […]

Superintendent Candidate Joe Burgess Supports Teacher Pay Raise

Superintendent Candidate Joe Burgess Supports Teacher Pay Raise

On February 6th, Joe Burgess, principal of Chiles High School and candidate for Leon County School Superintendent released a statement in support of teacher pay raises, stating, “It’s time to pay teachers a livable wage.” This announcement was released as negotiations between the Leon Classroom Teacher Association (LCTA) and the Leon County School District remain […]

LCS Teachers Express Frustration Over Salaries

LCS Teachers Express Frustration Over Salaries

On January 23, a number of teachers attended the Leon County School Board (LCSB) meeting demanding fair compensation. Teachers told stories on behalf of other teachers and themselves, sharing their day-to-day struggles with their current salaries. Many teachers claimed the Board did not value veteran teachers, noting their salaries were not keeping up with the […]

Leon County Commission Retreat Includes Apology for Acts of Slavery

Leon County Commission Retreat Includes Apology for Acts of Slavery

On January 22, the Leon County Commission held their annual retreat and celebrated Tallahassee’s Bicentennial year. The retreat covered the Bicentennial Celebration and the Strategic Plan update for FY 2024. Staff showcased the Bicentennial goals and accomplishments to the Board, including the new Bicentennial website that provides educational content and features a calendar to keep […]

City Commission Postpones Revisions to ADU Parameters

City Commission Postpones Revisions to ADU Parameters

On January 17, the Tallahassee City Commissioner considered introducing a new ordinance regarding the definition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). The current definition of an ADU in the Tallahassee Land Development Code explains that it is a single dwelling unit “sharing ownership and utility connections with a principal structure on a single property.” The proposed […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: January 17, 2024

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: January 17, 2024

Below are the Tallahassee City Commission news briefs from the January 17, 2024 meeting. The Commission approved a number of consent items including a grant award to provide $320,000 in funding for mountain bike trail improvements at Tom Brown Park. The Commission unanimously accepted the 2022-2023 annual report on the Commission on the Status of […]

CRTPA Retreat to Focus on School Safety, North Monroe

CRTPA Retreat to Focus on School Safety, North Monroe

The Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) will hold an annual retreat on Tuesday January 16, 2024. The agenda notes that two of the issues to be addressed include safety for students accessing schools and safety improvements in the North Monroe corridor. School Safety Project The meeting agenda notes that the CRTPA is currently conducting […]

Reports: Banning Cell Phones During School Day has Positive Impact

Reports: Banning Cell Phones During School Day has Positive Impact

The ban of cell phones by one of Florida’s largest school districts – Orange County (Orlando) – is making national news and raising questions about the use of cell phones by students. Following the recent Florida law requiring public school districts to ban cellphones during instructional time, the New York Times released an article questioning […]